• Historic site and monument

Fort de Ronce at the Lac du Mont-Cenis

From 1861, the priorities for Italy were unity and defence of the realm, which is why they built a number of forts on Mont-Cenis including the Ronce. Built at an altitude of 2286 m, it offers stunning views over the Mont-Cenis lake.

Historic site and monument Fort de Ronce at the Lac du Mont-Cenis Val-Cenis

About

Val-Cenis (73500)

Since 1861, the priorities of the Kingdom of Italy have been unity and the defence of the territory. Thus, he equipped Mont-Cenis with several forts, including that of Ronce. Built at an altitude of 2286 m, it offers a very beautiful panorama of the lake of Mt-Cenis.
At the end of the 19th century, the young Italy wanted to ensure the control of Mont-Cenis, a millennial transalpine axis. It was in a context of diplomatic tensions with France that Italy fortified Mont-Cenis by equipping it with several forts. The fort of Ronce, which dominates the whole pass, was built from 1877 to 1880 on a circular plan with two levels of fire adapted to the new possibilities of rifled artillery.

From the fort, it is possible to take the path facing due east that will lead you to the Clear Lake, or you can also join the path that rises in a north-eastern direction towards the Plan des Cavales, in order to have a view of the slightly overhanging Fort de Ronce.

Prices

Free access.

Reception

Languages visits : French

Opening

From 01/06 to 31/10, daily.
Group visits on request.

Labels and rating

19th C

Equipments
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Coach parking

Access

Les Fontainettes Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis 73480 Val-Cenis
Information update on 17/05/2022 by Fondation Facim